PDF files are pretty amazing for quite a lot of reasons really, but my two favourite are…
a) They allow you to save a document as it is, this means a PDF can cope with multiple images, cool graphic headers and different font styles. You can even sew live clickable URLs links amongst your text, just like on a website – really cool huh!
b.) They are a great way to compress and break up long files. Mac PDF files can have multiple pages that you scroll through, just like an eBook, but can still fit into an email!
Speaking of which, how do you go about emailing PDF file on your Mac..? Unlike the traditional steps – opening email account, composing message and attaching an file, you can skip this long process and Mail a PDF file straight from the application you are using!
As nearly all Mac apps and programs allow you to save a file in the popular PDF format, they also conveniently have a nifty ‘Mail PDF’ option. This fast track feature is built into the Mac OS X system, so whether you are surfing the web using Apples home grown internet browser Safari, working on a literary master piece in Word or crunching number in Excel, you will still be able to send a PDF email quickly, straight from the apps toolbar.
How to Mail a PDF on Mac
There are two very easy options you can explore…
1) Obviously the first step to finish creating your PDF file. Check it over to make sure it is as you want it as once you have mailed it, you can’t make any corrections.
2.) Select the ‘File’ tab from the application you are in i.e. Word, Text, Excel,Photos shop etc.
3.) Scroll down the drop down menu and select ‘Print’ (sounds odd but please run with it).
4.) At the bottom left hand corner of the window you will see a blue button titled ‘PDF’. Click on this to reveal further options.
5.) Select ‘Mail PDF’.
6) A new email will automatically open.
7) Add details such as email address you want to send your PDF too, add a message and click the send button. Your email will now be sent!
Option 2 – Mail Mac PDF with Drag and Drop
1.) Again double check your PDF is ready to go public.
2) Now open up Mac Mail or another email program such as yahoo.
3) Drop your PDF into the email, yes it’s as simple as that! Or use a keyboard shortcut ( Cmd, Shift, A)
Tip: If for some reason this drag and drop option does not work, perhaps your email account is classically old school and doesn’t allow it, then you can attach the PDF to your message by clicking the attach button (looks like a little paperclip).
4) Send off your email.
Now you know just how quick and easy peasy it is to Mail a PDF on Mac, I know you will be wowing your buddies with your new impressive page turning documents and presentations.